i take a step back to refocus
ordinary tasks beckon
i watch silently, attentively
as the rivulets of water splash in the basin
thoughts begin to cascade in
jumbled and incoherent at first
yet sentences start to form
as the words assemble reasonably
quick, let me write that down
to capture the emotions and the intent
conveying my thoughts is such satisfaction
even in the boring routine of the day
eyes, the past
and the present
collide in the thoughtful space within me.
beneath the rainforest shower head
deeply profound thoughts
bubble to the forefront of my mind
washes them away
carried on soap suds
per chance remembered
more likely forgot
that’s how thoughts go
released without more attention
they become a distant memory
just a dull feeling of knowing remains
we are capable
of so much more
than just instinct
logic and reasoning
of the thought process
develop original ideas
structure concise arguments
make sound decisions
commit to following through on thoughts
debate your decisions rationally
a critical thinker
one’s developed rationale
guides better decisions
turning experiences into lessons
humble and wise
thinkers value the power
of people drawing the best conclusions
thinkers don’t gather
waiting for other’s counsel
only sheep follow
Man should think; he should use all his senses; he should examine; he should reason. The man who cannot think is less than man; the man who will not think is traitor to himself; the man who fears to think is superstition’s slave.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Read, learn, listen… take every opportunity to educate yourself about this world. You are a human being who lives on this planet and in this society. Your understanding of how it works and runs contributes to it running better, for all of us.
Possible severe consequences from not thinking.
The future is a time which hasn’t presented itself yet.
Always mysteriously just out of eyesight.
Every minute we take the next steps into an unknown.
The unexpected without a to-do list.
Our present excitedly seeking resolution on past laid
plans in the tomorrows still to come.
Endless possibilities layering into eternity.
The eternal question of what’s next?